This mentorship will explore the relationship of style to industries including but not limited to animation, children’s books, comics, apparel design and selling one’s own work independently. While the principles of drawing, painting and design are always needed, they are not needed by every industry in exactly the same way. This class will help artists better understand those needs by working through style-specific projects which in turn will help them understand their own. Concept and idea will be also be emphasized as concept is the foundation to any style. By the end of the mentorship students will have developed two original illustrations based on different styles as well as a workflow by which they can continue to explore many more.
Mauricio is a former scientist turned concept artist living and working in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Molecular Biology before studying Illustration and Entertainment Design at the Art Center College of Design.
Since then Mauricio has worked on a variety of projects in animation, film, video games, children's books, theme parks and more with notables clients such as the Walt Disney Company, Ubisoft, Games Workshop, Simon and Schuster, and more. He's also taught classes in illustration and concept art for the LA Academy of Figurative Art and Brainstorm.
When not working at work he can be found working at home on his own author/illustrator projects which include two well-received animatic short films, a successfully Kickstarter-funded children's book and a whole assortment of fun whimsical illustrations for the imagination. When not doing any of those he's probably thinking of pizza.
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